NIRI Virtual Chapter Elects 2017-2018
Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS and LONDON — June 07, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) –The Virtual Chapter (VC) (www.nirivirtual.org) of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced the election of the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 Program Year that will begin June 16, 2017. Sheryl Joyce, Director of Marketing, Perfect Channel LTD, and Bernadette McCormick, Regional Manager, Business Wire, have been elected Co-Presidents. A complete list of the new Virtual Chapter board members is presented below.
Sheryl Joyce and Tripp Sullivan, current Virtual Chapter Co-Presidents, stated, “The Virtual Chapter continued the momentum built over the last several years with its unique programming, virtual learning, networking opportunities and we hear time and again how much this programming and interaction are valued resources for our members and the investment community alike. We were pleased to hold the 2nd annual NIRI Virtual Gets Physical event – an in-person gathering that brought together IR practitioners, service providers and members of the investment community in four different cities. In an effort to help members round out their knowledge and skills, we also offered and subsequently awarded an Investor Relations Charter (IRC™) scholarship for this month’s IRC exam that will be offered and expanded once again in the coming program year. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make this a successful year for the entire membership.”
The NIRI Virtual Chapter relies on the support of financial and in-kind sponsors to gain access to new technology platforms, for connecting with members, as well as thought leadership that fosters the exchange of ideas through programming and member interaction. As a result, we are grateful for the support of our sponsors who contribute to our success and look forward to another year of strong partnerships. Our Gold Level Sponsors include Broadridge®, S&P Global Market Intelligence and TalkPoint; Silver Level Sponsors include IPREO and Q4; and Bronze Level Sponsors include Business Wire®, Corbin Advisors, Craib Design & Communications and Pressley Johnson Design.
NIRI Virtual Chapter 2017-2018 Board of Directors
NIRI Virtual Café Chat
NIRI Advocacy Efforts Update with Gary LaBranche and Ted Allen
May 15, 2017 – 12:00 pm ET
NIRI Virtual Chapter’s Café Chat series focuses on NIRI National’s ongoing advocacy efforts in support of the guiding principles for which NIRI stands. Join Gary LaBranche and Ted Allen for an update on the following topics:
- Insight on the new SEC Chair, Jay Clayton
- Financial CHOICE Act – Key provisions
- Recent NIRI advocacy activities on 13F/13D reform
- Advocacy “Call to Action”
These are key topics of importance to all IROs and corporate executives. Join Gary LaBranche, NIRI’s President and CEO, and Ted Allen, Vice President, Strategic Communications at NIRI, for what is sure to be an enlightening discussion.
Leveraging Different Perspectives for Your Career in IR
May 24, 2017 – 12:00 pm ET
|NIRI defines investor relations as ‘a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company’s securities achieving fair valuation.’
The IR profession is an exciting, multi-faceted career that offers a variety of opportunities. From investor relations as a lifelong career to transitioning into other strategic corporate roles or working as a consultant, our panelists will discuss their perspectives and careers, and reflect on the profession and its continuing evolution.
Register today to hear some insights and tips on how to manage your career in investor relations.
Leading the discussion will be Gregg Lampf, Vice President of Investor Relations, Ciena Corporation; Lisa Hartman, Director of Investor Relations for Juniper Networks; Nicole Noutsios, Founder of NMN Advisors; and Doug Wilburne, Retired IRO.
Learning Objectives: After completing this program, participants will be able to:
Gregg M. Lampf, Vice President, Investor Relations, Ciena Corporation
Lisa Hartman, Director, Investor Relations, Juniper Networks
Nicole Noutsios, Founder, NMN Advisors
Douglas R. Wilburne, CFA (Textron Inc.), Retired IRO
Award Winning IR Programs!
April 11, 2017 – 12:00 pm ET
What does an award-winning IR program look like? How can you build one at your firm?
Fresh off the podium from IR Magazine’s annual investor relations awards, we will showcase a panel of this year’s winners! Our panel of experts will share some key insights and tips on how to run a “best in class” IR program. Our discussion will be moderated by IR Magazine’s Ben Ashwell, who will also review some of the highlights from this year’s award campaign regarding the issues that investors care about. Please join us for a lively and informative webcast.
Editorial and Research Director
Ben Ashwell is an award-winning journalist. During his career he has worked in Europe and North America, covering a range of topics including corporate governance, executive search, executive compensation, succession planning and investor relations. He holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Kingston University and was recently anthologized in The Best New British and Irish Poets.
FED Update! How Might the New Administration Impact the Economy
March 28, 2017 – 12:00 pm ET
We are pleased to welcome Andrew Bauer, Regional Economist, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as our speaker.
R. Andrew Bauer
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
502 South Sharp Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Leveraging Wall Street for a Better IR Strategy
February 28, 2017 – 12:00 pm ET
For IR professionals, key figures on Wall Street can be both friends and foes. While their sentiments and investment strategies can influence the market’s response to quarterly earnings results, this group can also provide a wealth of information when it comes to developing an effective IR program.
Join us February 21, 2017 at 12pm ET as we discuss the results of two valuable reports that tap into both market trends and Wall Street habits. First, we will discuss the Q4 2016 Hedge Fund Tracker, the latest in a series of quarterly reports that examine 13F filings and the investment trends of the top ten pure play hedge funds in the US. Then we will discuss the 2016 Investor Survey, a look at the online habits of investors and analysts and how they use IR websites for research and workflow.
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Will Starrs is a Product Manager with S&P Global Market Intelligence, specializing in the Non-Financial Corporate sector. In this role, he is specifically focused on product development for our suite of IR solutions, including the S&P Capital IQ desktop and web services. During his tenure as both Product Manager and Support Analyst for SNL IR Solutions and now S&P Global Market Intelligence, he has developed his expertise in IR web hosting solutions, including website design, redesign, and best practices.
We look forward to your attendance!
Investor Perception Studies: Ensure your Messaging is on Track
January 10, 2017 – 12:00 pm ET
Are you confident investors understand your story? Are you providing information that is most relevant to those who want to invest in your company? Perception studies are a valuable resource to ensure your communication is resonating with investors. Join NIRI Virtual Chapter’s Barbara Doyle, Vice President, Investor Relations, Itron Inc. and Rebecca Corbin, Founder and Managing Partner, Corbin Perception Group, LLC, as they discuss how perception studies help ensure your messaging and investor communications are on track.